Catalonia Sports Tourism - Guide to Climbing, Via Ferrata, Birding, Golf and more.

Climbing in the Catalan Pyrenees

The Catalonia Pyrenees sheer rock faces and high mountain peaks are an ideal location for Climbing, Mountaineering, Via ferrata, Abseiling, Orienteering and more.

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Catalonia's best know places for climbing are on it's magnificent peaks, including Pic d'estats (3,143); the highest in Catalonia, Canigó, Puigmal, Besiberris, Mulieres and Montardo.

Other climbing areas are: Montsec; with the Terradets, Vilanova de Meià and Mont-rebei tracks, or Collegats gorge, the Oliana Reservoir, Pedraforca, and the mountains of El Cadí.

Places with Indoor Climbing Walls:

  • Espot

  • Port-Ainé

  • The Ter Valley

  • Vall de Nuria


Via Ferrata in the Catalan Pyrenees

Via Ferrata/Climbing tracks, or iron trails as it's also known, is a way of "climbing" along routes that are equipped with iron rods, ladders, cables, and ropes that make it easier.

Places to do Via Ferrata in the Catalonia Pyrenees are:

  • The Regina Via Ferrata, at the Oliana reservoir, in Alt Urgell County.

  • Regina de Peramola, Peramola, Alt Urgell

  • La Roca de Sant Ponç, in Alinyà, Alt Urgell.

  • Puig Arnau Canalda, in Cal Pubilló, Solsonès, Lleida.

  • Olmo-Soler · Pertusa, in Corçà, Pallars Jussà, Lleida.

  • Olmo-Urquiza in Corçà, Pallars Jussà, Lleida.

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Mountain Flying, Hang Gliding, and Paragliding in the Catalan Pyrenees

The Catalan Pyrenees have amazing thermal conditions that are perfect for motorless flight.

Hang gliding, paragliding, or even hot-air ballooning is an excellent way to get the best view of the majestic Catalonia Pyrenees mountains.

  • The Valley of Ager

    This valley, in La Noguera, lies at the foot of the Montsec d’Ares range of mountains and is very well suited for hang-gliding and paragliding. So much so, that national and international competitions are often held here. It's approximately 1000 metres to the valley floor.

  • Alt Urgell

    · Figuerassa

    · Las Mallolas

    · Montseny

    · Organya

    · Primera Maria

    · Rasos de Paguera

    · Santa Brigida

    · Segunda Maria - Berga

    · Turo de la Guardia

Ski Resorts with summer Gliding:

  • Boí Taüll

  • Espot

  • La Molina

  • Masella

  • Port-Ainé

  • The Ter Valley

  • Vall de Nuria

  • Baqueira-Beret

Most of these areas also offer:

* Micro-light/Ultra-light air crafts

* Helicopters

* Hot-air ballooning

* Gliding

* Parachuting

* Parapenting


Birding in the Catalan Pyrenees

Bird Watching/Ornithological tourism in the Catalonia Pyrenees.

Due to it's geographical location, and great variety of landscapes and habitats, Catalonia has the best range of bird life on all the peninsular, with 95% of Iberia's and 50% of the whole Palearctic's recorded bird species.

The areas most popular birds are the Lammergeier, Black Woodpecker, Wallcreeper, Bonelli's Eagle, Lesser Grey Shrike, Dupont's Lark, Little Bustard, Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Audouin's Gull and Lesser Crested tern.

The most important sites are:

* Cap de Creus

* Lowland Emporda- the arable and wetlands of the Aiguamolls

* The Ramsar-listed Ebro Delta

This is one of the most important wetland bird sites in Europe.

* Lobregat Delta reserve

* The Garraf Massif

* The Steppes of Lleida

* EbroDelta

* The Greixer Valley, in the Pyrenees.


Golf in the Catalonia Pyrenees

There are eight golf courses in the Catalan Pyrenees:

Club de Golf Camprodon (9 holes)

In the Campodron Valley, Ripolles.

Bac de Sant Antoni, s/n
Apartado de Correos 82
17867 Camprodon (Ripollès)
Tel. (+34) 972 130 125

Club de Golf Ribera Salada (9 holes)

In the county of Solsonès, of the province of Lleida.
Casa Ingla Nova
25283 Lladurs (Solsonès)
Tel. (+34) 973 299 282

Real Club de Golf de Cerdanya (27 holes)

Located just outside Puigcerda in Bolvir.
Apartado de Correos 63
17520 Puigcerdà (Cerdanya)
Tel. (+34) 972 141 408 / (+34) 972 141 040

TorreMirona Golf & Spa Resort (18 holes)

In Alt Emporadà county.
Ctra. A-260, km 46
17744 Navata (Alt Empordà)
Tel. (+34) 972 553 737

Golf Fontanals de Cerdanya (18 holes)

Located in Alp, La Cerdanya.
17538 Alp (Cerdanya)
Tel. (+34) 972 144 374

Golf Pich & Putt Salardú – Cap d’Aran (9 holes)

Located in the Valley of Aran - Val d'Aran.
Ctra. Aiguamòg, s/n
25598 Salardú (Val d’Aran)
Tel. (+34) 973 644 196

Club de Golf Peralada - Hotel, Golf & WineSpa (18 holes)

Located in Peralada, in the county of Alt Empordà.
C/ Rocabertí, s/n
17491 Peralada (Alt Empordà)
Tel. (+34) 972 538 287 / (+34) 972 538 288

Aravell Golf Andorra (18 holes)

Located in the county of Alt Urgell.
Av. Cadí, 2
25712 Aravell (Alt Urgell)
Tel. (+34) 973 360 066

Catalonia Pyrenees Guide

Catalonia Parks and Natural Highlights

Catalonia Skiing Guide

Catalonia Walking - Routes Guide

Catalonia Mountain Biking and Cycling Guide

Catalonia Water Sports, Canyoning and Caving Guide.

Catalonia Pyrenees Culture Guides:

Routes and Sites Guide
Romanesque - Guide to Churches and Monasteries

Catalonia Pyrenees County and Village Guide:

Alt Urgell
Alt Bergueda
Pallars Sobira
Pallars Jussa

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